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Registration is now open for the Holstein Association USA 2017 Judges Conference, which will be held Friday, April 7, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in conjunction with the Southern Spring National Show.The one-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interested participants can register for the conference on the Holstein Association USA website with a credit card. The pre-registration fee is $50, which closes two weeks before the conference, on March 24. Late registrants and walk-ins will pay a $100 fee. To attend the conference, you must be 22 years old by the day of the conference.

The conference will include judging classes as well as cow-side classroom sessions. Participants will judge six high-quality Holstein classes, one of which will be assigned for oral reasons.

If you plan to apply for the Holstein Association USA Judges List in the future, you must first attend and receive a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference before applying. If you are already on the Holstein Association USA Judges List, you must attend and receive a satisfactory rating at a Holstein Association USA Judges Conference every five years.

To register online. For more information, contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261 or by email,

Hotel accommodations can be made at the Holiday Inn & Suites Stillwater,
715 South Country Club Road, Stillwater, OK 74074; phone 405.372.2445. Ask for the Holstein Association room rate of $90/night plus tax, available until March 13, subject to availability.

Looking ahead, the 2018 Holstein USA Judges Conference will be held with the Midwest Spring National Holstein Show in Madison, Wis.

Holstein Association USA, Inc., provides products and services to dairy producers to enhance genetics and improve profitability–ranging from registry processing to identification programs to consulting services.

The Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt., maintains the records for Registered Holsteins® and represents approximately 30,000 members throughout the United States.